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The Million-Dollar Suitcase

Alice MacGowan

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Private detective Jerry Boyne is hot on the heels of a bank teller who has just embezzled nearly a million dollars in a suitcase. Cornered in his seventh-story apartment, the thief seems to vanish into thin air. Boyne continues the chase, aided by Barbara Wallace, a young women with observational and deductive powers that put Sherlock Holmes to shame.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Page_62" id="Page_62">[Pg 62]And then she turned away from the windows and had no more interest in any of them, going with me all over the rest of the room with rather the air of a person who thought of renting it than a high-brow criminal investigator hunting clews.

"He lived here—years, you say?" I nodded. She slid her hand over the plush cushions of a morris chair, threw back the covers of an iron bed in one corner and felt of the mattress, then went and stood before the bare little dresser. "Why, the place expresses no more personality than a room in a transient hotel!"

"He hadn't any personality," I growled, and got the flicker of a smile from her eye.

"What about those library books he carried in the suitcase?" Worth came in with an echo from the bank meeting.

"Some more bunk," I said morosely. "So far we've not been able to locate him as a patron of any public or private library, and the hotel clerk's sure his mail. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Nicely plotted and a sweet ending. Well narrated Byatt Nelson. Recommended.